A memorial service was held on May 21, 2014 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Columbia Falls, Mont. for Leon L. Wild, 80, of Montana Veterans Home, Columbia Falls.
Posted on 5/22/14
He died Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont.
Leon was born on September 7, 1933 in Milton to Carl and Dorothy (Strand) Wild. He grew up in Milton. He graduated from St. Alphonsus High School in Langdon in 1951. After high school he attended college at St. Johns in Collegeville, Minn. where he spent two years before joining the Army. In September of 1957 he married Eileen Lorenz. He then entered the University of North Dakota graduating in 1958. Upon graduation he and Eileen moved to Merced, Calif. where he began work for Prudential Life Insurance Co. In 1988 he retired to a part time insurance brokerage business of his own after marrying Carol B. Lindley. His favorite pastimes were golf, fly fishing, watching basketball and baseball, and always trying to lend a helping hand. For the past three years he has resided at the Montana Veterans Home, Columbia Falls, Mont., to be near his son, Lee, and family.
Leon is survived by his three children, Lee (Georgia) Wild, Michelle (Don) Miller, Sue (Andy) Kirn, and his grandchildren, James and Drew Miller, Paul and Micah Wild, Hannah and Jason Kirn. His sister, Janet (Richard) Cota, and brothers Carl (Florence) Wild, Larry (Janet) Wild and Paul (Leanne) Wild.
Leon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Eileen, and granddaughter, Leah Wild.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Montana Veterans Home, 400 Veterans Dr., Columbia Falls, MT. 59912.